Bodhicharya is an international, non-profit association founded by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, an eminent Buddhist teacher. Since its creation in 1997 in Belgium, Bodhicharya has developed into a world-wide network of people, centres and organisations found in 35 locations in 13 countries. The guiding principles of Bodhicharya are Healing, Helping, Harmony and Bodhicharya Kent endeavours to promote and actively work towards making these principles a living reality in collaboartion with others.
Bodhicharya Kent is a Buddhist group based in the Medway Town of Rochester under the spiritual guidance of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, a Tibetan Kagyu lama, and is based around meditation practice, discussion and study.
We run meditation evenings every Tuesday evening, 8pm to 9:30pm and monthly day retreats. We also invite visiting teachers throughout the year from the Bodhicharya community who are experienced in meditation.
These events are open to everyone including Buddhists of all traditions, those of other faiths and those with none. Perhaps you have an interest in Buddhism and want to find out more or perhaps you are mainly looking to learn some meditation methods to apply in your daily life. Whatever your motivation, an open, curious and sceptical mind will be useful. People new to meditation as well as experienced practitioners are welcome, although we encourage those who are completely new to attend the Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation evening on the first Tuesday of every month, however everyone is always welcome.